utility wire

Old 09-03-19, 05:49 PM
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utility wire

I found 2 pieces of scrap alum utility wire on a construction site. ITs big wire used on commercial
service ,buried from the transformer into the building. It appears to be 0 ga ,very stiff.
1100 amp service 2-3 of these cables go to the service panel which is 6 ft high.
Could I use this to connect an inverter to batteries that would normally use 2 ga copper stranded...?
THis alum wire is stranded but big strands. I would have to make an adaptor lug to fit it in the inverter
I think..was wondering if it was worth doing...
Old 09-04-19, 01:19 PM
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I never use aluminum near batteries or in any vehicle. Aluminum oxidizes and corrodes too easily.
Use copper for your inverter hookup.

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